In our busy world, it’s easy to just go through the motions: Feed the baby, let the dog out, make breakfast, let the dog back in, change the baby after he spits half his breakfast all over him and throws the other half on the floor for the dog to clean up…
You need a break.
Did you ever think that your dog might need one too?
It starts with a few gray hairs mixed in around his cold, wet nose and an extra few seconds of stretching when he wakes up.
All of us who have dogs will eventually have to face the realities of old age. Just as the years make a mark on us, our dogs are affected by time, too. Maybe she can’t run quite as fast chasing the frisbee, or maybe he needs some extra rest after a day at the dog park. Her hearing or his eyesight might not be quite what it used to be.
But with a little foresight and some patience from the family, your dog can age gracefully and stay healthy, comfortable, and active.
It’s a sunny Saturday, and you’re enjoying a relaxing drive through the country when you see a handmade cardboard sign at the end of a long driveway. “Free Puppies!”
Can’t hurt to have a little look…
Life in the 21st century is crazy-busy.
Between running kids to school and sports and music lessons, working, keeping the household running, and maybe even trying to squeeze in a trip to the gym…you’re busy and more than a little stressed out.
Guess what? Your pets pick up on that. And when you’re stressed, they can start feeling a little stressed too. Prolonged anxiety can extend beyond just an unpleasant time; if ignored, it can lead to health and behavior problems.
You’ve seen the guilty look.
That “Really, Mom, you don’t need to go into the dining room behind the table. There’s nothing there to see. Nothing at all. I’m just going to go out and chase a squirrel now…” look.
When you have pets, accidents are inevitable. Even the best trained dog can’t make it when his people forget to let him out or get stuck in a 3-hour traffic jam coming home from work.